Escape from the Village

Chris Baker
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"An eleven-year-old girl and boy live in an isolated village with 258
other citizens. Nobody has a name, and everything is calculated to break
their spirits so that they surrender to an existence of gray routine.

"But they have each other. They each have a passion: music and art. And
a mysterious force is guiding them and protecting them.

"When the
savagery of those in control finally transforms the girl, the boy must
help her find herself again. The path is an amazing journey through
which they discover the depths of their humanity and a startling method
to shake the village at its roots. Perhaps they can shift the world
toward happiness. 

"Escape from the Village is an homage to
true friendship which can sustain the human spirit even against physical
and spiritual torture. It is a touching love story like no other."

--Wendy McElroy

She draws the pictures. He makes the music. They both share a big secret.

There is no music or art in the village where a pre-adolescent boy and
girl live. They go to a mysterious house where they make music and art, while
other citizens can not go there. Their creativity separates them from
their peers in many ways. They will soon discover that there is much
more being kept from them.

Take the grim dystopia of the Hunger Games and combine it with the charm of Moonrise Kingdom--the result is Escape from the Village.

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About the author

Chris Baker was born and raised in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia and currently lives in Austin, Texas. He has also lived in northwest Washington and Columbus, Ohio.

He has been published in a wide range of publications and is writing novels again. He also takes acting classes and is a senior green belt in tae kwon do.

 web site:

Twitter: @cbakerauthor

e-mail: escape(at)chrisbaker(dot)net

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Chris Baker
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Nov 5, 2013
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